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Auto Help: Blown Head Gasket or Not?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyMcCoy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    It was stuck, which I think caused the blown gasket. Because I took out the thermostat and it's still overheating.
  2. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    If gasket blew it wasn't because of thermostat being stuck. The thermostat might have pushed gasket to the brink but a stuck thermostat will blow hoses all day long before ot blows head gasket.
  3. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    That's what it has been doing. Now I just have to fix the hose under the car. I can't seem to get to it.
  4. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    I see what you are saying but repetitive overheating due to a stuck thermostat can and will blow the head gasket. In a tight engine the hoses will likely blow first. After a few overheating cycles the over-expanding contracting of the dissimilar alloys of the block and heads will loosen up that once tight engine and create a weak spot in the head to block seam.

    Warped heads and blown head gaskets are common on air-cooled motors that are overheated a lot.
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